Easy & Delicious Holiday-Inspired Turkey Meatloaf Recipe
Okay, show of hands if you still have an old can of cranberry sauce still left in your pantry left over from the holidays.
Yep, everyone’s guilty of it.
(Actually, I have more than one can of cranberry sauce lurking in my pantry… and I hate to think how old the oldest one is! It’s probably reaching the end of it’s lifetime… but I really don’t like throwing food away.)SPECIAL: These 3 Delicious Smoothie Recipes Are Specially Designed To Burn Off More Fat… So You Lose More Weight
After all, when are you going to eat this tangy sauce, besides at Thanksgiving or other holidays? I know that in my family, we eat it basically just once a year.
Well, guess what: THIS recipe is the perfect excuse to finish off that extra cranberry sauce.
This is an incredibly delicious meatloaf recipe… but it’s not exactly the same as the traditional meatloaf you’re used to.
For one thing, it features ground turkey for a healthier spin on the classic meatloaf… not to mention that we already know from holiday experience that turkey is the perfect match for cranberry sauce!
And even though this meatloaf recipe isn’t the same as all the others you’ve seen… it’s not dry or bland in the least.
If you’re looking for yet another reason to love this meatloaf recipe… not only will you finish off that extra cranberry sauce in your pantry … but you’ll put that large tub of oats to use, too.
You’re absolutely going to love this holiday-inspired turkey meatloaf!BRAND NEW: These Delicious Desserts Can Help You Burn Fat & Lose Weight
(If you’re worried that this recipe will seem out of place served at some time other than the holiday season… don’t! It might be inspired by holiday flavors, but it’s really delicious at any time of the year.)
And even if you’ve never made homemade meatloaf before… this recipe is totally easy enough to master on the first try. So whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a real professional… this turkey meatloaf recipe is certain to blow your socks off.
Plus, don’t be surprised if your dinner guests ask for the recipe! Absolutely everyone I’ve ever served this to has LOVED it… and I never have leftovers!
So, to get started on this easy, healthy, and delicious holiday-inspired meatloaf recipe…
Here we go:
FTH’s Cranberry-Topped Turkey Meatloaf
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 egg
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 1 15-oz can cranberry sauce
1) Preheat the oven to 350-F. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey, egg, salt, pepper, sage, thyme, and rosemary.
2) Stir in oats, then mix until combined. Press into loaf pan. Top with cranberry sauce. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F in the center.
3) Remove from the oven and let cool. I personally like to serve this holiday-inspired turkey meatloaf with green beans (canned or frozen is fine!) and steamed sweet potatoes to complete the meal.
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Although this recipe has some of my favorite holiday flavors in it… it really is perfect for any time of the year.
Plus, with this whole lockdown thing, I’ve kind of lost track of what day of the week it is, much less what month we are in… (Marchtember?)
It’s not just because this recipe is so delicious and comforting that I want to eat it year-round…
It’s also because it’s really good for you!
Not to mention that it can actually help you slim down—and heaven knows holiday food isn’t generally famous for that… which is why I HAD to try it!
This recipe’s secret fat-burning power lies in one thing… the PROTEIN.
While you might first think of protein as a great choice for helping you stay feeling full… so you eat less overall… (and yes, it does do that…)
Did you know that eating more protein actually helps your body burn off more calories? You heard that right—eat more to lose more!
It’s been proven by science. In fact, one study found that people who increased their daily protein intake (by just a small amount: 15-30%) burned over 400 MORE calories the next day!
So does that mean that if you eat this tasty turkey meatloaf for dinner tonight… you’ll see more fat burn tomorrow?
Eating delicious foods to help me burn fat is exactly the kind of weight loss plan I want to be on!